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Results 1–20 of 9820 for speaker:Lord Hain

Yemen: Humanitarian Aid Funding - Private Notice Question (4 Jun 2020)

Lord Hain: My Lords, surely the toxic mixture in Yemen of bloody warfare, extreme poverty, malnutrition, cholera, climate change and religious fundamentalism, and now Covid-19, is also a chronic failure of foreign policy over a proxy battle between Saudi and Emirati-backed Sunni Salafis and Iranian-backed Shias, with al-Qaeda terrorists exploiting the chaos, and the West simply wringing its hands behind...

Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill [HL] - Virtual Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 19 (3 Jun 2020)

Lord Hain: My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 20 to Schedule 6 in the name of my noble and learned friend Lord Falconer on the matter of proper consultation, which it would require. As a former Secretary of State for Wales and still living here, I am aware that no legislative consent Motion is required for this Brexit-consequential Bill and that the Welsh Government appear to seem at least content with...

Northern Ireland: Victims Payment Scheme - Private Notice Question (3 Jun 2020)

Lord Hain: My Lords, what is needed is for the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland urgently to break the deadlock with Northern Ireland’s First and Deputy First Ministers over their shameful failure by last Friday, 29 May, as required under the 2019 Act, to begin processing and paying pensions quickly to savagely disabled victims of terrorist attacks. Surely it will be a terrible failure of...

Northern Ireland Banknote (Designation of Authorised Bank) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Consider (2 Jun 2020)

Lord Hain: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Penn, and welcome this instrument, which brings a practical reform necessary for Ulster Bank Ltd to continue to be an authorised bank issuing commercial bank notes in Northern Ireland through National Westminster Bank. I must raise an urgent Northern Ireland issue as well. Last year, legislation which had all-party and Cross-Bench support was...

Northern Ireland Banknote (Designation of Authorised Bank) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Consider (2 Jun 2020)

Lord Hain: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Penn, and welcome this instrument, which brings a practical reform necessary for Ulster Bank Ltd to continue to be an authorised bank issuing commercial bank notes in Northern Ireland through National Westminster Bank. I must raise an urgent Northern Ireland issue as well. Last year, legislation which had all-party and Cross-Bench support was...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Africa: Coronavirus (1 Jun 2020)

Lord Hain: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 15 May (HL4054), what provision they have made for additional aid to combat COVID-19 in Africa.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Coronavirus: International Cooperation (21 May 2020)

Lord Hain: To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent diplomatic steps they have taken with overseas counterparts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Coronavirus: Disease Control (21 May 2020)

Lord Hain: To ask Her Majesty's Government on which dates they discussed ways in which to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic with overseas counterparts.

Automatic Enrolment (Offshore Employment) (Amendment) Order 2020 - Motion to Consider (19 May 2020)

Lord Hain: My Lords, in 2007-08, as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions I introduced the original auto-enrolment legislation that made employee pensions membership virtually compulsory. At that time, many millions were staring at a pensions black hole, so I am pleased that since then over 10 million people are in auto-enrolment, as part of the three-quarters of workers now part of a workplace...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israeli Settlements (19 May 2020)

Lord Hain: To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of Israel about its planned annexation of parts of the West Bank.

Covid-19: International Response - Motion to Consider (18 May 2020)

Lord Hain: My Lords, this invisible universal virus can affect everyone in every part of the world. So much for the bellicose trumpeting of “Britain going it alone”, torn free from Europe, the world’s largest and most powerful economic bloc with a huge policy reach, as if the days of Empire can be reincarnated in today’s multipolar world of big powers led by self-styled big men like Xi, Modi,...

Northern Ireland: Customs - Private Notice Question (18 May 2020)

Lord Hain: My Lords, what IT and other preparations have the Government and the Northern Ireland Executive made for the checks and potential tariffs, including tariff refunds for goods from Great Britain proven to be sold in Northern Ireland, that are all required under the Irish protocol? The UK agreed this in the withdrawal agreement with the EU, which has treaty status, and both the UK Government...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Repatriation: Coronavirus (18 May 2020)

Lord Hain: To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to repatriate (1) British citizens, and (2) UK residents, overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (18 May 2020)

Lord Hain: To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions the Foreign Secretary has had with his counterpart in the government of Iran about the permanent release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong: Politics and Government (18 May 2020)

Lord Hain: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about the recent arrests of political opponents by the Hong Kong police.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Council: Coronavirus (18 May 2020)

Lord Hain: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional financial support to the British Council during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus (18 May 2020)

Lord Hain: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to British nationals with urgent medical needs that cannot be met in the countries in which they are located.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Coronavirus (18 May 2020)

Lord Hain: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with overseas counterparts on a coherent international response to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic leading to further instability in Syria.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Africa: Coronavirus (15 May 2020)

Lord Hain: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on peace and security in Africa.

Care Homes: Covid-19 Testing - Private Notice Question (14 May 2020)

Lord Hain: Following the question asked by the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann, why in an English care home where a close relative of mine lives do staff and patients—including, astonishingly, patients discharged from hospital—still have to wait up to 21 days for the results of their Covid-19 tests?


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